Thursday, February 22, 2018

Listen Up: Erick Lottary Drops New Heat on 'Local Vibes'

Episode 31

Posted By on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 12:00 PM

When Charlotte rapper Erick Lottary agreed to come on the podcast, he told Ryan he'd play a never-before-heard track on air. Once he got in the studio, though, he felt the 'Vibes' and decided to play us three tracks off the new project.

We also did some talking, too. Lott tells us about expanding beyond the Queen City as he prepares for another busy year at SXSW. Shome also dropped in fresh from the barber chair for the last segment, and he and Erick discussed why presentation is important if you want to start playing the bigger venues in Charlotte.

As always, catch up with our past episodes on iTunes or Stitcher. Or, you can now just type "Local Vibes" into the Spotify search bar and that's an easy way to find all our episodes on the go.

[From left] Shome, Ryan Pitkin and Erick Lottary.
  • [From left] Shome, Ryan Pitkin and Erick Lottary.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Billy Graham's Other Legacy

An honest look at the famous evangelist's views on war, Jews and homosexuality

Posted By on Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 7:00 AM


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Friday, February 16, 2018

The 'American Pickers' Crew Wants to See Your Crap

Shake off the rust, make a few bucks

Posted By on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 9:49 AM

All that shit your grandma’s been storing in her attic has to have some value, right? So why not cash in and get on TV at the same time?

History Channel’s American Pickers is coming to North Carolina this spring and they’re searching for “large accumulations of junkie treasures.”

What that means is that Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz want to sift through your stuff: a hoarder's warehouse, your grandpa’s garage, the family attic that hasn’t been sorted through in decades, etc. If you have antiques hiding, these guys will find them.

Frank Fritz (left) and Mike Wolfe want to sift through your junk.
  • Frank Fritz (left) and Mike Wolfe want to sift through your junk.

The documentary series, which is in its 18th season, has followed Wolfe and Fritz as they’ve sniffed out everything from the first ever Spider-Man comic in a jam-packed home to a vintage reel of Beatles’ footage at an old-school drive-in.

The partners are skilled in the business of sorting through junk to find the gems. Personal collections, multi-generational family junkyards, basements, barns and warehouses, and closed-down shops and museums all fit the gist. And who knows, you might just become a spin-off reality star in the process.

If you think you have what they’re looking for, leave a voicemail at 1-855-OLD-RUST (653-7878) or email AmericanPickers@cineflix.com.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Listen Up: Lofidels Does It All on 'Local Vibes'

Episode 30

Posted By on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Like a Barbara Walters interviews, only way cooler. Ryan goes one-on-one with Lenny Muckle, the mastermind behind Lofidels, in the lead-up to the release of the new album, Demonstration. Muckle talks about why he struck out on his own to create a one-man band and how he constantly keeps things fresh.

Don't forget that we're now on Spotify, so just search for "Local Vibes" and you'll find us. Or catch up with past episodes on iTunes and Stitcher.


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Listen Up: Hope Nicholls Retraces Her Steps on 'Local Vibes'

Episode 29

Posted By and on Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 9:19 AM

Ryan wanted to be in her family, Mark just wanted to be in her band. Only one of them succeeded. The guys spoke with CLT legend Hope Nicholls about her journey from Fetchin' Bones to Sugarsmack to Snagglepuss to It's Snakes and all the craziness — good and bad — that came in between.

We also discuss another issue that Hope is passionate about: gentrification in Charlotte. And of course, the Charlotte music scene.

Don't forget that we are now on Spotify! All you've got to do is search "Local Vibes" and you're in. You can also catch all our past episodes on iTunes and Stitcher.

Hope Nicholls (left) with Fetchin' Bones sometime in the late '80s. (Photo by Allison Durham) Pictured in the podcast window: Hope hangs with one of her pups in her Plaza Midwood boutique, Boris & Natasha, during a 'CL' interview in 2017. (Photo by Ryan Pitkin)
  • Hope Nicholls (left) with Fetchin' Bones sometime in the late '80s. (Photo by Allison Durham) Pictured in the podcast window: Hope hangs with one of her pups in her Plaza Midwood boutique, Boris & Natasha, during a 'CL' interview in 2017. (Photo by Ryan Pitkin)

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Listen Up: John Tosco and Louis Beeler Put On a Show on 'Local Vibes'

Episode 28

Posted By and on Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 8:00 AM

In the lead-up to the year's first Tosco Music Party, Ryan and mark brought in the event's creator, John Tosco, as well as Louis Beeler, founder of the popular Tiny Stage Concerts.

[CONTEST] We're giving away two tickets to Saturday's Tosco Music Party at Knight Theater. Just answer the following question: Vadim Kolpakov will be performing his brand of Russian Gypsy music on a seven-string guitar on Saturday. What American music icon has Kolpakov toured with in the past?

John Tosco answers the question in the podcast, so give it a listen and when you have the answer, email it to us at backtalk@clclt.com.

We talked to the duo about how each have grown their respective concerts from humble beginnings to renowned musical events. We also discuss what it was like for John to see his kids hit it big with Justincase, and talk beer with Beeler, who brews on the side.

Don't forget that we recently arrived on Spotify, making it easier than ever to go local; just search "Local Vibes." You can also always catch up on all our past episodes at iTunes or Stitcher.

[From left] Louis Beeler, Ryan Pitkin, John Tosco and Mark Kemp.
  • [From left] Louis Beeler, Ryan Pitkin, John Tosco and Mark Kemp.

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